Girls win highest Girlguiding award

The girls celebrate their achievement
The girls celebrate their achievement

A DOZEN girls have achieved their highest award in Girlguiding.

Seven members of 2nd St Leonards (Concordia) Guides and five from 13th St Leonards Guides received their Baden-Powell Challenge Award.

They had to complete a number of tasks and challenges, and these included taking part in several camps and outdoor activities, including a night hike.

They carried out research into Fairtrade, helped organise co-operative games and raised money for community projects.

This included a sponsored walk for St Michael’s Hospice and planting trees with the Woodland Trust.

Gill Clare, leader of 2nd St Leonards (Concordia) Guides said: “The girls are keen and supportive members of our Guide unit and we are delighted that they have received this award.”

Sophie Fairall, Megan Haskell-Crozier, Zoe Field, Lydia Galbraith, Abigail Osborne, Lyndsey Pollock and Charlotte Wells received their award from Division Commissioner, Chris Stephens. Emily Hall, from 2nd Rye Guides, also got her award at the same time. The girls from 13th St Leonards Guides, Abigail Beaton, Kimberley Platt, Daisy Shaw, Nikki Stevens and Kimberley Pearson were presented with similar awards.